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Hachette's Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway!

September 16, 2009
hispanic heritage bannerHey everyone! Listen up! Hachette Book Group has a new giveaway for you--up to 5 lucky winners will receive the following 5 books:

  1. Zumba® by Beto Perez, Maggie Greenwood-Robinson
  2. Evenings at the Argentine Club by Julia Amante (review coming)
  3. Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz by Belinda Acosta (review)
  4. Tell Me Something True by Leila Cobo
  5. Amigoland by Oscar Casares (review coming)


Want 'em? Of course you do! Here's how:
-- This is open to residents of the USA and Canada only, no PO Boxes, please.
-- Contest will run until 6:00pm CST October 15th. Can't wait? Click on the links to purchase from Amazon.com.
-- For one entry, comment and share: Do you think it's important to know another language? Why or why not?
-- Following gets you another.
-- Sharing via twitter, blog, email, etc. gets you two entries for each action (be sure to let me know what you did & where, or cc me on emails).
-- Please make sure I have a way of contacting you if you're a winner.
-- HAVE FUN!

98 comments:

Book Bird Dog said...

Of course I'd like to speak another language, if I weren't so tongue-tied :) Great to be able to read more books in French, Spanish, Chinese, Swedish, etc.

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rubynreba said...

Yes, I think it is important but unfortunately I never have. I've always wanted to learn Swedish or Norwegian (my ancestory). Maybe someday!
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Pam said...

I think speaking another language is a huge asset. It's not only fabulous for brain development and flexibility but comes in handy if you travel!

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Icedream said...

I think it's important to study another language, not just for communication but because you usually learn to appreciate the culture too.

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Kira R. said...

I live in a bilingual area (French/English) so yes, I think it's important to know another language besides my main one. Many of the job opportunities here require fluency in both languages.

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Kira R. said...

I am a follower.

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Wanda said...

I don't really think it's necessary to speak a second language. It's nice to be able to possibly increase career options, etc, but I think as long as you speak the language of the country you are living in, then you should be fine.
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Morning Glow said...

I think it's not necessarily important to know another language, just beneficial, especially if you plan to go out of the country to one that speaks another language, you should at least know some important phrases. I love learning languages, and currently can converse, at least basically, in both french and spanish, but I long to have a better grasp of both.

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Annie1 said...

I think its great to speak more than one language; although I don't! I've often wished that I did speak another language in many situations in my life. Communication is just a good thing!


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trishalynn0708 said...

I don't know another language and never took one in school. But I think it is important to know another language if you travel.

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Marjorie said...

Wow, count me in this great giveaway.
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Melanie said...

I wish I could speak another language becuase it is important.

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Thanks for this lovely giveaway. Knowing more than one language is a definite asset. The more languages one knows travel and coomunication is facilitated. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

dor said...

I guess it depends where you live. I live in a city where we speak english but French is spoke more often. I know a little but you have a better chance at gettin a job here if you speak both.

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I subscribe by email.

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Stacie said...

I live in Canada where we learn French in school so I think its important to know both official languages.

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Stacie said...

I follow.

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Kat Bryan said...

I had one year of Spanish a LOOOONG time ago and wish I remembered more. It's not a necessity but it would make things easier when dealing with the public.

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Sheila Deeth said...

I follow. Knowing another language is important because it gives you another way to think - a valuable back-up plan for when the world falls apart.

lag123 said...

Yes. Our country if filled with so many nationalities.

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holdenj said...

I do think it's important to learn another language. Not just for ourselves, but for our place in the world--many foreign countries just expect it of their students. I did learn another language and I have to say that it hammered more grammar and lessons into me than my early English classes did, truly helping my English composition out.
Thanks for the entry!
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Anonymous said...

Of course it is. I work in a bilingual school. We all speak English and Spanish. It bridges cutural gaps and opens up new horizons. There's also a greater job market for those that are truly bilingual.

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Eva said...

I've just been thinking that I need to read more Hispanic books! :) (My e-mail is astripedarmchairATgmailDOTcom)

I think it's important to study another language, because it opens up a new culture, a new way of thinking which in turn affects your worldview. But then, I was a Modern Languages major in college!

Debbie Rodgers said...

It's important to speak another language for a multitude of reasons: the ability to communicate with more people, the ability to understand your "primary" language, the heritage & culture attached, to be able to read more books.....

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enyl said...

Considering the nature of the global economy, it will be essential for those who wish to succeed to be conversant or at least literate in another language. I encourage middle school students to take spanish and I encourage college bound students to consider arabic, chinese, and the various dialects spoken in India.

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Nicole said...

It is so important to know another language. Obviously, the cultural learning involved with language acquisition is fantastic, but you also learn grammar structure and syntax. I worked for seven years as a Russian linguist, so I may be biased, but everyone should at least attempt to learn another language at some time in their lives.

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AmandaSue said...

I think its very useful to know another language expectually since even alot of people living in america speak other languages and it would be helpful if you want to get into traveling or there are also alot of places that have job openings that are looking for people who are bilingual. Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.

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AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks.

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DarcyO said...

Yes, I think it's important to know another language, especially when you travel a lot.

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Lisanne624 said...

I think it is important to learn another language, particularly if you have a tie to that culture. For instance, my husband is Swedish, and it is a great advantage for me to understand and speak (a little!) Swedish so I can talk to his relatives from "the old country."

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Dixie said...

Absolutely. We are so multi-cultural that it only makes sense.
While I am not fluent in anything except English-(my old grammar teachers might disagree-:-D)I can get by in Spanish, French and Greek.

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Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway...count me in. Yes, I think it is important to know a second language in today's world.

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Lee P said...

I think it is absolutely essential to know more than one language. Our world is very much multi-cultural and we need to communicate with each other on a daily basis. Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

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Andrea said...

I think it is important to know another language in our increasingly globalized world. It allows you to communicate with more people.
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Karen H in NC said...

I personally don't think it is so important, but in today's job market (glad I'm retired, LOL), it is almost a requirement.

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bettycd said...

It's important to be educated, but not everyone needs to learn a second language.

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garypaul at yahoo dot com said...

whatever you know is fine

garybronstein said...

You should learn another language so you can communicate to more of the world

Jasmyn said...

I think learning other languages is extremely important. In the act of learning you can't help but learn pieces of the culture and history of another place.

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Beth (BBRB) said...

It is important for your own mental stimulation.

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I'm a follower.

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edmontonjb said...

Knowing more than one language is a fantastic skill. It helps you communicate and it stimulates in interest in other cultures.
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Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway. Yes, it is important to learn a second language. Learning about other cultures makes people more accepting.

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Anonymous said...

I feel it is extremely important to speak at least one other language. Not only does it help enhance language skills, but it also opens doors in the working world. It gives one a naturally open, and immediate multicultural and plural perspective. Please count this as my entry. Thank you!

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Belinda M said...

I do not speak another language myself but I have enrolled my son in a french immersion school and he has now been going for the last 6 years. I had decided based on the fact that it could one day come in very handy for him


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Confessions of an Overworked Mom said...

Yes, I think it's very important to know another language especially in today's job market.

ossmcalc said...

I think that it is very important to know at least a second language. The first school where I taught was 85% Hispanic. Just be realistic, if I did not know Spanish, then I would not be able to converse with the parents and possibly even with the students.

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I am a follower.

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holdenj said...

I follow through Google Reader!
Thanks for the extra chance!
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Anonymous said...

In today's world, it is important to learn/speak/understand another language.

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Glenn said...

You can be successful w/o knowing a second language, but it can be a benefit in certain types of jobs, so I think the answer is "It depends". How's that for a non-commital response - I should have been a politician! I'd like to drop my name in the virtual hat - thanks for the giveaway.

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Alyce said...

I do think it's important to know a second language, it opens you up not only to a new way of thinking of words and concepts, but also usually expands your outlook culturally too. I think it's much easier to be compassionate to others if you understand what they are saying - to know that we all have similar struggles in life.

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Anita Yancey said...

I don't exactly think that it is important to know another language, unless you are doing some kind of pulic service work. But I think it is nice to know another language so you can speak to people in their language. Please enter me. Thanks!

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bcgirll said...

I think it depends upon which language you speak. If it is English, it can pretty much take you anywhere.

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Sarah said...

Yes, I think it's important to speak another language, as it helps with traveling to foreign countries.

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CherylS22 said...

I don't necessarily think it is important to know another language. Speaking the language of the country you live in is what's important.

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ikkinlala said...

I think it's extremely beneficial to know another language, but I don't think it is or should be essential unless you choose to travel. If they can't manage both (and I've met a few people who've tried and failed) I'd rather people know their first language well rather than be able to stumble through several.

I'd like to learn French, primarily because of the job opportunities it would open up. I did take a bit of it in school, but all that stuck was greetings and numbers.

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Kristi said...

Yes, I think it is important to know another language just out of respect for all the different cultures that are out there - that being said - do I? No - when I was growing up we only had French offered in H.S. - so I learned French - Not alot you can do with that in the U.S. so it is basically all forgotten... Sure wish they would have offered Spanish back then!

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Anonymous said...

I think knowing a second language is certainly very helpful and opens your mind to other cultures for sure. I wish I had tried to do this when I was younger, as I now watch my teen son become bilingual, and see his satisfaction and also have him be my translator.
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degood said...

I think it is important to know another language because it opens so many more doors to opportunities here and far away if you are able to speak to people who are very different from yourself.

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Jaime said...

yes, its important to learn and speak other languages. We live in a big world and not everyone speaks English. When you learn a new language you learn about that culture also.
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